Carl Wright (cricketer)
|Full name||Carl Da Costa Wright|
17 September 1977 |
Saint Elizabeth, Cornwall, Jamaica
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 7 March 2010
Carl Da Costa Wright (born 17 September 1977) is a Jamaican born American cricketer. Wright is a right-handed batsman who plays occasionally as a wicketkeeper. Wright currently represents the United States national cricket team.
Wright made his first-class debut for Jamaica against Barbados in 1998. From 1998 to 2000 Wright represented Jamaica in 11 first-class matches, with his final match coming against the Leeward Islands. In his 11 first-class matches he scored 379 at a batting average of 18.95, with two half centuries and a high score of 95* against the Windward Islands.
Move to America
Wright made his debut for the United States against the Cayman Islands in the 2006 ICC Americas Championship Division One 2. Wright played 9 matches for the United States in the tournament, as they went on to finish second behind eventual winners Bermuda.
Wright made his List-A debut for the United States against Barbados in the 2008/09 West Indies Cricket Board Cup. Wright made two further appearances for the United States in that tournament against Trinidad and Tobago, where he scored 90*, and against the Combined Campuses and Colleges. The United States lost all three matches.
Later in 2008 Wright represented the United States in the 2008 ICC Americas Championship Division One, where he played matches against Suriname, Argentina, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Canada as the United States went on to win the tournament.
In 2010 he made his unofficial Twenty20 debut for the United States against the UAE in a pre-tournament warm up match for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. During the tournament Wright made his full Twenty20 deubt against Scotland, where he scored 62 runs as the USA went on to win by 6 wickets. He followed this up by playing matches against Ireland and Afghanistan, both of which the United States lost.
Later in February 2010, Wright represented the United States in the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Five, where he helped the United States gain promotion to the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division Four in Italy.